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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

Pope Re:Scam's Already Been Stopped (266 comments)

The building is likely heavily steel-framed.

2 days ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

Pope Re:wont last (266 comments)

That, and the entire mattress industry is a scam.

2 days ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

Pope Re:wont last (266 comments)

I have seen things like that at Walmart too, like special version of a DVD that contains an extra trailer, or a drill that doesn't come with the carrying case like it does from Home Depot, all differences that cause it to have a different SKU.

That's a bit different, since they tend to be overtly marketed as "retailer-exclusive versions" in the case of DVDs (eg. Steel case edition only available at Best Buy, extra trailer only available at Target, etc.)

2 days ago
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Collin Graver and his Wooden Bicycle (Video)

Pope Re:Irrelevant (70 comments)

One of the tricks I've heard for that is to put your kickstand (usually steel) down near the sensor loop. Of course, some bikes will have kill switches that are triggered by kickstand down switch, so it may be worth a test.

3 days ago
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Group Tries To Open Source Seeds

Pope Re:More power to you (99 comments)

Is it really an optimal choice to grow a plant from scratch every year? Could a tree or a perennial shrub provide better long term nutritional returns? Isn't a mature tree far hardier and less susceptible to crop loss?

Fruit/nut trees also take a long time to come to maturity, like 5-10 years per tree. All that time, they're not producing a sellable product.

Mature tree crops fall hard to disease all the time. Oranges, for one, spring to mind.

Better to grow a variety of things.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?

Pope Call Comcast? (405 comments)

It's a business account, you should have a business support line.

about two weeks ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

Pope LMAO no it won't (631 comments)

No consumer protection? No ability to use one's own card? What is this, 1997?

Nice try, guys.

about three weeks ago
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Ross Ulbricht's Lawyer Says FBI's Hack of Silk Road Was "Criminal"

Pope Re:Technical claims as reported puzzling (208 comments)

You're missing that the server wouldn't respond to any routable IP address. It only communicated through tor.

Incorrect. It was discovered leaking a public IP through the Captcha in early 2013. That info was posted a number of places, including Buttcoin.org.

about a month and a half ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

Pope Re:Using one right now... (304 comments)

$170 is cheap considering how much time we spend using them.

about a month and a half ago
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New OS X Backdoor Malware Roping Macs Into Botnet

Pope Ugh (172 comments)

Fucking reddit. *shakes fist*

about 1 month ago
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How To Find the Right Open Source Project To Get Involved With

Pope Be a code reviewer! (57 comments)

OSS needs more reviewers than new contributors hacking on their pet feature. Heartbleed and Shellshock only ephasize the point. "Many eyes make all bugs shallow" rings false when there are no eyes.

about 2 months ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

Pope Re:Just put fine print sticker on the dash,,,,, (269 comments)

You know, that brings up an interesting thought exercise.

If the valet can legally refuse to be recorded, then can they then legally say "sorry, you need to park somewhere else"? Because your ability to get service might be trumped by their privacy rights.

I'd side totally on the valet's right to privacy. You have, at MOST, a verbal agreement to have the valet park your car. And those ain't worth the paper they're printed on.

about 2 months ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

Pope Re:huh? (269 comments)

"All your valet's audio and video are belong to us"--- GM

about 2 months ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

Pope Re:Counterintuitive (356 comments)

Quoth Steve, "You're playing with it wrong."

about 2 months ago
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Google Quietly Nixes Mandatory G+ Integration With Gmail

Pope Re:Does it matter? (139 comments)

Strange. I've been able to keep my old YT account separate, though it used to keep asking to "switch" over to my G+ profile. Try logging out of every Google account you have, then log in to YT. May or may not work. it's hard to tell with Google's strange account settings.

about a month ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Pope Re:Proper Science is hard. (795 comments)

Many of them are amazing at jargon and obfuscation, but suck at most everything else. Many of them are very narrow and deep, making their work as obscure as it is hard.

Sounds like most computer geeks.

about a month ago

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